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June 2, 2020 News DentistryNews

CDC Guidance for Dental Settings Echoes ADA Guidance

by ADA

The American Dental Association (ADA) welcomes the release of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s recently updated Guidance for Dental Settings, noting it is very similar to science-based guidance issued a month ago by the ADA. Both

June 1, 2020 News NewsOral Health

The Canary System & COVID 19 – Accurate Caries Diagnostics with No Aerosol Production

by Quantum Dental Technologies

As dental practices start to open up to treat patients during the COVIC 19 pandemic, the various regulatory bodies have provided rules and guidelines for oral health care.  The focus is on eliminating and or reducing aerosols during dental procedures. 

June 1, 2020 News News

COVID-19: Amended Guidance on Managing Infection Risks During In-Person Dental Care


The Chief Medical Officer of Health issued a new Directive #2 on May 26. As a result, dentists are now permitted to provide in-person care for all deferred, non-essential, and elective services, in addition to emergency and urgent care. The College has revised

May 29, 2020 News News

Ontario’s Strict Rules for Reopening Dental Clinics Differ From Other Provinces

by CTV News

Reopening Canada’s economy means many businesses will finally be able to bring in some much-needed cash flow. But for dentists in Ontario, reopening their clinics means fulfilling a long list of expensive safety requirements that could be challenging to meet.

May 29, 2020 News News

Nebraska Pediatric Dentist Shares Experiences of Reopening Practice After Pandemic Spurred Closure

by ADA News

Pediatric dentist Dr. Jessica Meeske and her family were on their way to a basketball tournament when she found out about her state’s stay-at-home order that would force her to close her thriving practice on March 17. “My daughter was

May 28, 2020 News News

Dentists Asking Patients for Patience as They Tackle Backlog

by CBC News

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, dentists in Ontario have only been permitted to treat emergencies. Even a gnawing toothache wouldn’t get you in, unless the pain was uncontrollable with over-the-counter drugs. But restrictions are starting to lift, and dentists

May 28, 2020 News News

Manitoba Dentists Will Expand Services as Part of Phase 2

by Winnipeg Sun

The Manitoba Dental Association has announced the expansion of available dental services beginning June 1 as part of the provinces Phase 2 plan. Dr. Marc Mallot, president of the Manitoba Dental Association, said in a press conference Wednesday that the

May 28, 2020 News News

Ontario Says More Health Providers Can Reopen Including Dentists, Optometrists

by CP24

Dentists, optometrists and massage therapists are part of a list of health-care providers that the Ontario government says can gradually reopen following a months-long shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Chiropractors, physiotherapists, psychologists, dieticians, denturists, and midwives are also included

May 28, 2020 News News

Possible Implications for Returning to Practice From Dr. Robert Carroll

by Dr. Robert Carroll, Transitions Group

As we review what we have learned from other countries and other provinces, it is quite apparent that dental offices will be allowed to open before Covid-19 is eliminated as a risk to patients and health care workers. Reopening our

May 27, 2020 News News

Summary of Provincial Dental Community Re-Open of All Sectors

by Public Health

To see the Provincial/Territorial government and regulatory guidelines for the re-opening/reintroduction of non-emergency oral health care, please click here. The chart lists the guidelines for Dentistry, Dental Hygiene, Denturists, Dental Therapists and Dental Assistants. To view more COVID-19 news as

May 27, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Products Marketed to Sanitize, Reduce Dental Aerosols May Lack Research to Support Efficacy

by ADA News

Dentists returning to work during the COVID-19 pandemic may be thinking about purchasing items to help sanitize or reduce dental aerosols, but many products currently lack research demonstrating they are effective. For instance, information is limited on how best to

May 27, 2020 News DentistryNews

US Dentists Want Coronavirus Testing Kits Before Reopening

by The Hill

Dentists are calling on the Trump administration to provide them with coronavirus tests before reopening, arguing that conditions in dental offices make patients and staff more susceptible to exposure. The American Dental Association (ADA), which has more than 163,000 members,

May 27, 2020 News News

More Dental Services Could Resume in Nova Scotia Next Week

by CBC News

Dalhousie University’s dean of dentistry expects dental clinics and offices to be able to reopen sometime next week for urgent and emergency cases, with routine dental care in Nova Scotia resuming several weeks after that. A public health order shut

May 26, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Dental Practices Consider Using UV Light Tech to Safely Reopen


As more businesses reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic, dental practices are considering enhanced measures to clean their facilities and equipment, as well as protect their patients and staff. One of these tactics involves the use of ultraviolet light to sanitize the air,

May 26, 2020 News News

COVID-19 Safety Measures Could Lead to Higher Dental Fees

by Montreal Gazette

At Barry Dolman’s Côte-des-Neiges dental clinic, contractors are working around the clock putting in glass doors to seal off his two examination rooms and installing a new ventilation system that will vacuum the air from around patients’ mouths and pump

May 26, 2020 News DentistryNews

Slow Return for Canada’s Dental Offices as Pandemic Restrictions Ease

by CBC News

As dental offices start to reopen across the country, the guidelines vary from province to province but the concerns remain the same: having the right protocols and enough protective gear to safely see patients, and seeing enough of them so they

May 26, 2020 News DentistryNews

New Guidance Permits US Dentists to Reopen, But Some Still Harbor Coronavirus Fears

by ABC News

In emails blasted to their patients, America’s dentists are announcing their return from the coronavirus lockdown. “WE ARE OPEN,” was the all-caps heading for one email from a dentist in Miami. “We are beyond ready to get back to work and see

May 25, 2020 News News

Medicom Announces Long-Term Supply Agreement with Canadian Government in Support of New Mask Production Facility

by AMD Medicom Inc

AMD Medicom Inc. (“Medicom”), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of surgical and respiratory masks, confirms a long-term agreement with the Canadian Government to produce 20 million N95 respirator masks and 24 million surgical masks per year for the next 10

May 25, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Camosun’s Dental Program Donates Toothpaste To Those in Need

by Victoria News

Dental health is important for everyone, even during a pandemic. That’s why the dental hygiene program at Camosun College is donating thousands of toothpaste packages to local charities. The program would typically have seen hundreds of community clients at this

May 25, 2020 News News

COVID-19 Update for CDHA Members


Return to Work Guidance A comprehensive downloadable Return to Work Handbook, including questions to ask your employer, is now available for CDHA members. This handbook complements the Return to Work webpage providing interim guidance for dental hygienists considering a return